Hanover, PA (07/02/10) –Mike Bittinger was the class of the field in the 25-lap feature for 358 sprint cars at Trail-Way Speedway.
The Abbottstown driver came from ninth starting spot to drive under polesitter and race-long leader Mike Duncan, Jr. in turn four of lap 12, then raced away to his second win of the year.
“It’s great to win, but there were too many weeks in between,” said a happy Bittinger in victory lane, “We made a discovery last week. We’ve been so tight in the turns, and tonight I was a little nervous because we were loose at the start. But it ran pretty well at the end.”
“A big goal for us this year is more wins,” added Bittinger, “Maybe being in the top one every week!”
Bittinger went on to credit engine builder Jimmy Travis for the win. Travis builds many of the 358 sprint car engines, including those used by all-time winner Brad McClelland and Joe Trone, Jr.
The win was the 12th of Bittinger’s Trail-Way career.
Logan Schuchart came from 12th starting spot to pass Zach Euculano and Duncan for second on a 14th-lap restart. Duncan completed his best-ever run in third, with points leader and 16th-starting Dale Hammaker and Kyle Moody crossing fourth and fifth, respectively.
Sixth through tenth were Joe Trone, Jr., 18th-starting Tim Wagaman, Brad McClelland, Todd Spangler, and Randy Whisler.
Heats for the 22 “358” sprint cars on hand were won by Trevor Little, Euculano, and Bittinger.
1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 3. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 7. 1-Tim Wagaman; 8. 6-Brad McClelland; 9. 33T-Todd Spangler; 10. 64-Randy Whisler; 11. 21-Scott Fisher; 12. 10-Zach Euculano; 13. 8R-Michael Ruttkamp; 14. 27-Brian Suchy; 15. 33-Billy Heltzel III(DNF); 16. 98-Randy Davis, Jr.(DNF); 17. 18J-Jessie Morrison(DNF); 18. 20-Trevor Little(DNF); 19. 10W-Brian Bruckner(DNF); 20. 2S-Francis Sesco(DNF); 21. 28-Keith Prutzman(DNF); 22. 66B-Cory Brockman(DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders- Mike Duncan, Jr. (1-11), Mike Bittinger (12-25).